Our Thoughts


At AURA, our Applied Research group provides timely portfolio and market-level tracking through comprehensive reports. The group is staffed to:

  • Provide market reconnaissance, including macroeconomic, national commercial real estate market and capital market reports
  • Examine and generate real-time summaries of over 30 independent economic data series
  • Monitor market activity in fixed income securities
  • Examine economic and commercial real estate activities

We have access to numerous national data sources. Clients benefit from national networking due to membership in professional organizations and relationships with investors.

Additionally, we provide counsel for many areas of Aegon, including private placement and CMBS portfolio management by Aegon USA Investment Management, LLC, a SEC registered investment advisor, strategic planning, and portfolio acquisitions. As needed, our Applied Research team assists the Valuation Group by reviewing appraisals, inspecting collateral, analyzing real estate income, evaluating submarket conditions and identifying real estate risks.

This section provides top-down macroeconomic research that focuses on US Macroeconomic Outlook, Real Estate Economic Profiles and Commercial Real Estate Outlooks.

US Macroeconomic Outlook

The US Macroeconomic Outlook report focuses on top-down themes that relate to economic growth, inflation and Fed funds Rate.

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Aegon USA Realty Advisors, LLC (AURA) is a U.S.-based real estate asset manager and a member company of Aegon Asset Management, the global investment management division of the Aegon Group. AURA is not a registered investment adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission.